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My Ex Will Not Follow the Child Custody Order in Houston: What are My Options?

By Lindamood & Robinson, P.C. |

For parents, there are few things more stressful than going through a custody dispute. When an agreement is finally reached or a legal order is entered, it can come with a great sense of relief. Unfortunately, it is not always the end of the process. You may end up dealing with a co-parent who… Read More »

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Can a Child Decide Which Parent Gets Custody in Texas?

By Lindamood & Robinson, P.C. |

Under Texas law (Texas Family Code § 153.002), the best interests of the child are “the primary consideration of the court” in determining custody and visitation rights. In applying this standard, a court may accept or even solicit input from a child. As a parent, you may be wondering: Does my kid have the… Read More »

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Recognizing and Responding to PAS

By Lindamood & Robinson, P.C. |

Parental Alienation is almost inevitable following a divorce. Non-residential parents usually feel disconnected with their children. Parental Alienation Syndrome is different. PA is transient and it usually affects both parents equally. PAS is permanent, and so is the emotional damage it creates. Additionally, as outlined below, PAS only affects the targeted parent.   If… Read More »

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Galveston County Parenting Time Modifications: A Closer Look

By Lindamood & Robinson, P.C. |

Since families change over time, parenting time orders are never permanent. Instead, they represent the best interests of the children at the time. When changes occur, many parents take the DIY approach and work things out between themselves. But unless they are written, signed, and filed with the court, informal side-agreements are unenforceable in… Read More »

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Top Five Conservatorship Factors in Texas

By Lindamood & Robinson, P.C. |

Under Texas law, child custody decisions must be in the best interests of the children. Frequently, parents agree on this broad principle. However, the devil is in the details, as they say. Disagreement is common on specific issues, such as the appointment of a primary Joint Managing Conservator (JMC) and parenting time division. To… Read More »

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Is Your Vacation Within the Boundaries of Your Child Custody Agreement?

By Lindamood & Robinson, P.C. |

Summer is a time of family vacations, but if you have a child custody agreement that governs where your children are supposed to be you need to ensure that you are handling your vacations, summer time or not, in the proper manner. Before you head out on your next excursion, be sure to take… Read More »

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Interference with Child Custody Orders in Texas

By Lindamood & Robinson, P.C. |

One of the hardest and most complex issues of nearly every Texas divorce is child custody, called conservatorship. Understandably, each parent will want to keep a strong relationship with their child, but this can be very difficult when there are arguments over how child custody should take place and what time each parent should… Read More »

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Summer Break and Child Custody

By Lindamood & Robinson, P.C. |

Texas family law focuses on ensuring that children are able to spend time with both parents while still maintaining a stable home and school environment. Therefore, the custodial parent will spend the vast majority of the school year with the child, with the exception of every other weekend. Summer visit arrangements are designed to… Read More »

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Texas Custody Agreements and How They Limit Your Ability to Relocate

By Lindamood & Robinson, P.C. |

If you are the custodial parent and would like to move out of state, you’ll need a judge’s permission in most cases. This is because Texas typically limits where the custodial parent can move to, if they wish to take the child with them. Even if the original custody agreement does not limit relocation… Read More »

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How Can Parental Alienation Affect A Child Custody Battle?

By Lindamood & Robinson, P.C. |

Child custody cases are never easy, but they can be exceptionally bad if one parent tries to use the children against the other parent. The Texas courts will always try to act in the best interests of the child and often try to be sure that both parents are involved with the children. However,… Read More »

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